Fans Really Want Zayn Malik To Play Aladdin, Only There’s One Big Problem
Though he would look great with a magic carpet sidekick.
With Beauty and the Beast the latest live-action Disney remake to win us over, all eyes are now on the next childhood classic that will get the Hollywood treatment.
And it looks like everyone’s fave thief Aladdin will be coming soon on that list, with all eyes now on who will play the title role and ride that magic carpet into the sunset.
But instead of your usual A-list names being thrown about, the internet is really quite keen for Zayn Malik to star.
Only while we’d love nothing more than a former One Direction singer to be in a Disney film, there’s a teeny tiny problem with with this idea: Zayn isn’t actually Middle Eastern like Disney declared Aladdin to be.
Nope, he’s actually Pakistani, and Pakistan isn’t part of the Middle East.
Though we’re simply assuming that Guy Ritchie, who will be directing the film, wants to stick with actors who are of actual Middle Eastern descent.
Because that’s just the right thing to do.
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